Hoping I can get some help identifying this Camillus fighting knife

Raymond L Norwood

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New Question, Is there a difference between Camillus Mk2 fighting knives marked "U.S. Camillus NY on the blade and knives marked the same on the guard?
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Ray
 

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Yes there is a difference and no there is not a difference.

There is not a difference in that the knives are made to the same specifications and of the same materials. Well, except the newer version had its leather disks treated with an antigfungal agent.

There is a difference in that the guard marked was made in late 1944 to to end of the war in August 1945.

The one that you show in your pics, with US over CAMILLUS NY were made during the Viet Nam war era after 25 March 1962, when Camillus submitted a sample for approval and 01 February 1974, when the NY was dropped from the stamp, although the VN war was already over as far as US involvment is concerned (1973).
 

Raymond L Norwood

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I can not thank you enough for your detailed explanation of the Camullius MK2 fighting knife. I appreciate your time. Being relatively new to knife collecting it is pleasing to feel you know the history of each piece you collect.
 
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